It’s official, I’m dubbing 2020 the year of the DIY. When else have we had so much time to make things on our own, try out new recipes and craft something beautiful for our home? This time around I’m coming at you with a DIY the whole family is sure to love—Hot Chocolate Bombs.
You may have seen these a few times on Instagram or TikTok this holiday season, and there’s a good reason—they’re so much fun. The only thing more fun than hot chocolate on a cold winter day is a magical, melting hot chocolate bomb!
A few things you should keep in mind before you get started:
Make sure to read the instructions through first and have everything ready to go. The first couple of steps happen quickly, so its best to have everything on hand and ready to go. You’ll also want to make sure that you don’t overheat your chocolate. Chocolate burns quickly so it’s best to only heat for 15 seconds at a time and stir frequently. I found the chocolate mold shells to be very fragile. Make sure your hands are cold (I stuck mine in the freezer for a minute) and handle the shells as minimally as possible so you don’t break them, or leave fingerprints all over them.
Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe
Yields about 9 servings
- Silicone molds – I bought a three pack on Amazon for about $20
- Baking Sheet
- 2 (100 gram) bars of chocolate – I used Lindt 70% Cacao Dark Chocolate
- Hot chocolate mix
- Mini marshmallows
- Any extra ingredients you may want. I used crushed peppermint candy canes in mine. Other great options would be cinnamon, caramel or sprinkles.
- Melt chocolate in a small, microwave-safe bowl in 15 second increments, stirring in between, until smooth.
- Add approximately one tablespoon of melted chocolate into molds. Spread using the back of your spoon until your mold is completely covered.
- Put the mold on a baking sheet and pop it in the freezer for 7 minutes.
- Remove mold from freezer. Chocolate side down, press gently on the top of each shell to carefully remove.
- Fill half your chocolate molds with a tablespoon of hot chocolate mix, miniature marshmallows and any other toppings you may want.
- Warm a plate in the microwave and then place the bottom edge of an empty mold on the plate to lightly melt chocolate (only takes about 1 second or you’ll melt too much of the shell). Place melted chocolate edge on filled half to seal.
- If you want, you can decorate the outside of the hot chocolate bombs after you’re done filling them. My seams didn’t look perfect, so I melted them slightly and added crushed candy cane to them. You could also drizzle white chocolate or add crushed cookies, sprinkles or skor bits!
- Place finished hot chocolate bombs in the freezer for 5 minutes and then store at room temperature for up to two weeks (make sure you store them somewhere dark and cool like the pantry).
Using your Hot Chocolate Bombs
Place your hot chocolate bomb in a mug and then pour hot milk over top and watch the magic happen. Be sure to mix it all up and then enjoy!